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WADA Removed CBD From Banned Substances List

In what can be considered a huge step forward, the World Anti-Doping Agency has announced that they are removing CBD from the list of banned substances, effective in 2018. WADA is responsible for drug-testing in the Olympics and anti-doping guidelines in numerous sports leagues including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Under current guidelines for the UFC cannabis and all related cannabinoids are prohibited. CBD was brought to light for MMA fans by Nick Diaz in 2016. After falling to Conor McGregor by majority decision in the main event of UFC 202, Diaz was seen using a vape pen at the post-fight press conference. When asked about it, Diaz said he was vaping CBD. "It's CBD," Diaz said. “It helps with the healing process and inflammation,...

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